Winchester based charity “Fixers” to close in August


Youth charity “Fixers” has announced that it will close because it has “been unable to raise the funds required” to continue.

On a blog posted on Fixer’s website, Ralph Bernard, chairman of Public Service Broadcasting Trust (Fixers) said that the charity will formally close at the end of August 2019 due to insufficient funds.

“Funding for Fixers has depended largely on substantial grants from trusts, foundations and individuals. These donations have been ever harder to replace when they come to an end. In particular, one substantial annual grant is now due to finish this year and despite relentless and determined attempts to replace it we have been unable to do so at the levels required to meet our projected and significantly reduced costs.”

Fixers employs 13 members of staff. Bernard said that the charity had enough funds to manage the redundancy process. He also said the charity would wind down over the next three months, and redirect beneficiaries and resources to different organisations. See more here